County Delays Coroner’s Inquest Changes
(Las Vegas, NV) – A measure to restart the coroner’s inquest process is on hold.
County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani wants to modify the code to comply with a recent Nevada Supreme Court decision. She says a discussion will be held at the December 4th commission meeting, and her ordinance will be reintroduced a few weeks later.
It will allow hearing masters, not justices of the peace, to oversee cases involving officer-involved shooting deaths.
Because of legal challenges, 20 cases are still awaiting an hearing.